Borys Peter. Silent Pause

Life Span of the Object in Frame

Year
2012
Country
Ukraine, Italy
Duration
116’
Director
Oleksandr Balahura
The time of exposure is the life span of an object in frame. In this regard, no photo is just a two-dimensional graphic composition — it always has a third, temporal di-mension, the temporal depth. A photo is a time carrier, a time vessel. That means — a vessel of memory… But whose memory?... that of the Face or the Thing or the Landscape which are still on the photo?... that of the photographer?... Having chosen photos as the material of the film and memory as the theme, we inevitably find ourselves in a labyrinth of our own and others’ memories, of our own and others’ time. And in seeking for an escape, we become a part of this labyrinth and the material of our own film.
CREW:
Director: Oleksandr Balahura
Producer: Svitlana Zinovieva
Cinematographer: Vladimir Guyevsky
Sound: Boris Peter
Production
Inspiration Films, Jolly Roger Filmmaking
Sales:
Ukrainian State Film Agency, Kateryna Kopylova, kopy-lova@dergkino.gov.ua
Director
Oleksandr Balahura
Oleksandr Balahura was born in 1960 in Luboml, Ukraine. He graduated from the history faculty of Kyiv State University. From 1989 to 1998, he worked as a director at the Ukrainian Studio of Chronicle and Documentary Films and TV Projects. He has been living in Italy since 1998 with his wife and three children. He is an independent director who has made over 20 documentaries, which have been shown at international film festivals in Kyiv, Paris, Toronto, Florence, Tagliacozzo, etc. His first independent work, To Our Brothers and Sisters (1990) won the Grand Prix at the Florence Festival. Since 2018 Balahura has been the founder and art director of Flight — Mostra Internazionale del Cinema di Genova.
Selected Filmography
To Our Brothers and Sisters (1990), Wings of a Butterfly (2008), Life Span of the Object in Frame (2012), Loli Kali Shuba (2013), Story for an Empty Theatre (2016)
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Country
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Duration
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Year
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Country
Ukraine, Latvia, Germany
Director
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Duration
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Year
2020
Country
Ukraine
Director
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Duration
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